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Fifth Annual VCU Core Facility Expo / VCU Supply Center Fall Vendor Show

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Office of Research and Innovation hosts the fifth annual VCU Core Facility Expo / VCU Supply Center Fall Vendor Show in the Molecular Medicine Research Building, Room 1-009-1-011. Participants will meet the core directors, managers and staff from various core facilities and the supply center vendors, which help support the VCU research community. For more information, contact Bryan Rowland at blrowlan@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9862.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Education Seminar:'Intimate Partner Violence Within the LGBTQ+ Community'

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Institute for Women’s Health, in partnership with the YWCA of Richmond, hosts a Domestic Violence Brown Bag seminar at the YWCA, 6 N. Fifth St. Kaylin Tingle, VCU violence prevention educator, will explore intimate partner violence within LGBTQ+ communities including the relationship between systems of oppression, power and control and enhancing services for LGBTQ+ survivors of abuse. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-register at the website below. For more information, contact Janett Forte at jforte@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1200 or visit http://www.ywcarichmond.org/brownbag.

Open Access Week: 'Data Sharing and Scholars Compass' and 'The Internet's Own Boy'

12 p.m.

VCU Libraries hosts two events on Thursday, Oct. 23, for Open Access Week. "Data Sharing and Scholars Compass" will be held at noon in Tompkins-McCaw Library. A screening and discussion of "The Internet's Own Boy" will be held from 7-9:15 p.m. in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 2100. The documentary tells the story of information activist Aaron Swartz. His aggressive work in social justice and organizing, ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. He committed suicide. His story raises questions about open access, technology and citizen's rights. Jeff South, associate professor, Robertson School of Media and Culture, leads a brief discussion. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson26@vcu.edu or visit http://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/2014-15/open-access.html.

'Objects + Methods'

4:30 p.m.

VCUarts Department of Graphic Design presents its fall 2014 "Objects + Methods Lecture Series" in the Pollack Building, Room 321. The lecture will feature Ashley Pigford from Newark, Delaware, and Tricia Treacy from Boone, North Carolina. For more information, contact Anne Graves at akgraves@vcu.edu or (804) 382-2377.

Kappa Phi Gamma's 'Kreepy Karnival'

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Kappa Phi Gamma presents a "Kreepy Karnival" in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons I-IV. This free Halloween carnival will feature a moonbounce, activities and vendors including Vineyard Vines, Urban Traders, Bodillaz and Noodles & Co. For more information, contact Herleen Mokha at mokhah@vcu.edu.

VCU Dance Presents the 'SALON'

7 p.m.

VCU Dance presents the "SALON" in the Dance Depot Annex Studio, 814 West Broad St. This informal showing includes new work by students in Dance and Kinetic Imaging. The showing will include audience feedback, facilitated by Assistant Professor Courtney Harris. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lea Marshall at lemarshall@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1711 or visit http://arts.vcu.edu/dance.

U.S. Army Blues Jazz Band

8 p.m.

VCU Music and VCU Jazz present the U.S. Army Blues, the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Army, performing in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall. Comprised of alumni of prestigious music schools and veterans of the professional music scene, it is an 18-piece ensemble of the finest jazz musicians in the nation. Admission is free. For more information, contact Antonio Garcia at ajgarcia@vcu.edu or visit http://www.usarmyband.com/blues/the-us-army-blues.html.

This week

The Department of History hosts the "Chew and View" film series in the Department of History, Room 102, 811 S.Cathedral Place. This week, Sarah Meacham, Ph.D., colonial American history specialist, Department of History, will present a film on the Salem witch trials and discuss how Hollywood and Arthur Miller's version contrast from reality. For more information, contact Debbi Price at pricedl3@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1635 or visit http://www.history.vcu.edu/170.html.

VCU Brandcenter Friday Forum welcomes Brandcenter 2009 copywriting graduate Charles Hodges discussing "The Future of Digital Storytelling in the Present Day of the Modern Millennial’s Past. (Just kidding, I’m just gonna talk about a bunch of stuff I wish I knew when I was in school)" in the Commons Theater. For more information, contact Katherine Keogh at kakeogh@vcu.edu or (804) 827-8871 or visit http://brandcenter.vcu.edu/resources/friday-forum/.

In spirit of Nutrition Week, Oct. 19-25, the Health Disparities Organization hosts its first health fair in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons III-IV. The organization's mission is to promote healthy lifestyle choices and raise awareness about disparities such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, sickle cell disease and cancers. Participants will learn about health disparities in the community. Free healthy refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Salma Omer at omersa@vcu.edu.

Field Hockey plays William & Mary at Cary Street Field. Free pizza will be provided to students and 250 free T-shirts will be handed out. Women's Soccer takes on George Mason on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at Sports Backers Stadium, 100 Avenue of Champions. Free pizza will be provided to students and 250 free VCU winter hats will be handed out. Field Hockey will play Lock Haven on Sunday, Oct. 26, at noon at Cary Street Field. For more information, contact VCU Ticket Office at tickets@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7267 or visit http://www.vcuathletics.com/landing/index.

Coming up

The Humanitarian Endeavor holds an open discussion, "Why Don't We Care?" in The University Student Commons, Virginia Room B, led by The Highland Support Project's Ben Blevins. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Tania Hassan at hassanst@vcu.edu.

The Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Division of Epidemiology, bi-weekly seminar series features speaker Maghboeba Mosavel, Ph.D., M.A., discussing "Creating a Culture of Health and Wellness: A CBPR Approach to Conducting a Needs Assessment" in One Capital Square, Third Floor, Room 305. For more information, contact Lisa Anderson at lsanders@vcu.edu or (804) 628-2512 or visit http://www.epidemiology.vcu.edu/seminars/seminars.html.

Clinical Research Services in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research hosts the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Central Virginia Chapter in Critical Care Hospital, First Floor, Room 304. Open to all faculty and staff, this program will incorporate the activities of clinical research professional organizations in a discussion regarding the training and certification environment for study coordinators. For more information, contact Lou Usry at lusry@mcvh-vcu.edu or (804) 828-9101.

The School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, presents a Practice Transformation Seminar: "Team-Based Care to Optimize Medication Outcomes for Chronic Conditions" in the Kontos Medical Sciences Building Auditorium. Speakers Hae Mi Choe, University of Michigan Health System, and James Stevenson, Visante, pioneered the integration of pharmacist services within PCMHs at the University of Michigan Health System. Register by visiting the website below by Monday, Oct. 27. For more information, contact Leticia R. Moczygemba at lrmoczygemba@vcu.edu or (804) 827-2253 or visit https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_3t6dJ8gqedBWfrv.

The Department of Health Administration welcomes Ingrid Nembhard, Ph.D., associate professor of public health and management, Yale University, in the Grant House, Room 314. She will present her research on "Implementing Role-Changing Versus Time-Changing Innovations in Healthcare: The Differing Contributions of Engaging Staff, Management and Network." Her research focuses on organizational learning, with an emphasis on understanding the effects of intra- and inter-organizational relationships, leadership behavior, team learning strategies and project management on quality improvement efforts and clinical outcomes. For more information, contact Tiffini Smith at smithts3@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1891.

The Humanities Research Center and the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies presents E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies, Northwestern University, who will give a lecture on his current research project about queer sexuality and performance in the black church in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons I-II. For more information, contact Richard Godbeer at rgodbeer@vcu.edu or visit http://humanitiescenter.vcu.edu.

The Department of Health Administration's Ph.D. program in Health Services Organization and Research holds an information session in the William H. Grant House, Room 110. R.S.V.P. to the contact information below. For more information, contact Chuky Spivey at ckspivey@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7799 or visit http://www.had.vcu.edu/prospective/phd/index.html .

Notices

'Faculty and Staff Guide: Assisting Distressed Students'

The Division of Student Affairs presents the new "Faculty and Staff Guide for Distressed Students" at http://www.go.vcu.edu/safety for vital information on how to recognize and respond to concerning student situations. The site allows faculty, staff or students to submit an online incident report anonymously. The guide is also easily accessed through a "lifesaver" icon that will soon be installed on all VCU computer desktops. For more information, contact Kendall Plageman, VCU's safety case manager, at safetycasemgr@vcu.edu or (804) 837-8753 or visit http://www.go.vcu.edu/safety.

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